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I just opened up Stack Overflow, and realized I had a -4 in my reputation. I thought I'd been downvoted, and clicked on the two posts that showed the -4. Turns out, I hadn't even answered these posts, but edited them back in '12 when I didn't have edit privileges. Both of these posts had been deleted by Community an hour ago.

I went into the 10k tools and found a fair amount of posts deleted by Community (both with and without answers. Granted, none of the deleted questions were all that good, but I would like to know why they were specifically deleted now? Is there some sort of cleanup script that runs every now and then, or something else?

Here's a list of the questions I could find:

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marked as duplicate by ben is uǝq backwards, Bart, Raghav Sood, Brad Larson Jul 6 '13 at 15:09

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@benisuǝqbackwards But some of the questions had upvoted answers. The Question you linked to states that the answers shouldn't be with a score > 0 – Raghav Sood Jul 6 '13 at 13:50
    
Sorry @Raghav, I must have missed those. I thought I looked through them all... – ben is uǝq backwards Jul 6 '13 at 13:51
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The upvoted answer are deleted by a mod, then the question itself has no answer and fulfill the condition for auto clean up. – nhahtdh Jul 6 '13 at 13:52
    
All the ones with upvoted answers had the answers deleted... – ben is uǝq backwards Jul 6 '13 at 13:52
    
Ah yes. I see. I missed the answers getting deleted. – Raghav Sood Jul 6 '13 at 13:53
    
I think Shog's answer to the "Turbocharging the Roomba" question has the most up-to-date protocol for this. – Brad Larson Jul 6 '13 at 15:12
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@BradLarson Shog edited Jeff's answer on meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78048/… to be accurate and up to date. – Adam Lear Jul 6 '13 at 17:21